Abstract submission is now closed. 

Acceptance notices will be sent to presenting authors November 10, 2021

Late Breaking Abstract Submission: October 11 – November 15, 2021

We realize that not all the ORS community may be permitted to travel due to imposed travel restrictions (government or institutional).  However, ORS will provide the opportunity for those unable to travel to present their research. Details of that are outlined below.

If you have questions, email [email protected].

When submitting your abstracts for the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting, you will be asked to select the following:

  1. Topic category (listed in bold)
  2. Subtopic category (listed below each topic category)
  3. Keyword(s)
Biomaterials
Controlled Release
Orthopaedic Implant Materials
Repair / Replacement of Hard Tissues
Repair / Replacement of Soft Tissues
Scaffolds

Bone
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Mechanobiology
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Cartilage and Synovium
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Mechanobiology
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Clinical Research
Big Data Research
Clinical Research Methods
Observational Studies
Omics, Biomarkers Genetics
Randomized Studies
Systematic Review / Meta-analyses

Education and Outreach (NEW)
Basic Science Education
Clinical Education
Engineering Education
K-12 Education and Outreach

Foot and Ankle
Diagnosis and Imaging
Disorders
Kinematics/Kinetics
Operative Treatment

Hand and Wrist
Biomechanics
Imaging
Osteoarthritis
Surgical and Therapeutic Innovation
Tendon, Ligament and Neuromuscular Disorders
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Clinical Outcomes
Complications/Infections
Implant Materials, Fixation and Wear
Kinematics and Computational Modeling
Robotics and AI

Hip
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Imaging
Image Analyses
Hard Tissue
Soft Tissue

Infection
Biomarkers and Outcomes
Treatment and Therapeutics

Intervertebral Disc
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury, Healing and Pain
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Knee
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Meniscus
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics
Shoulder and Elbow
Arthroplasty
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Skeletal Muscle
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Spine
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury, Healing and Pain
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Tendon and Ligament
Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Tumors
Genetics
Metastatic
Primary Tumors
Treatment and Therapeutics
3D Printing
Accessibility
Active Learning
Administrative Database Studies
Aging
Allografts
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Arthroplasty
Articular Cartilage
Articular Cartilage Mechanics
Articular Cartilage Repair
Artificial Intelligence
Basic Science Education
Best Practices
Big Data
Biofilm
Bioinformatics
Biomarkers
Biomaterials
Biomechanics
Bioreactor
Blood Vessels and Blood Flow
Bone
Bone Biology
Bone Mechanics
Bone Regeneration
Bone Tumor
Calcification
Case Series
Case-controls Studies
Cell and Molecular Imaging
Cell Signaling
Cell Therapy
Chondrocytes
Clinical Outcomes Research
Clinical Research Methods
Cluster-randomized Trials
Cohort Studies
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Computational Modeling
Computed Tomography
COVID-19
Cross-over Studies
Cross-sectional Studies
Crosstalk
Curricula
Cytokines
Deep Learning
Degenerative Disc Disease
Developmental Biology
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Studies
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
DMOAD candidates
Dysplasia
Engineering Education
Enthesis
Epidemiology
Epigenetics
Ergonomics
Exosomes and Vesicles
Experiential Learning
Fat Pads
Fatty Infiltration
Fibrosis
Finite Element Analysis
Fluoroscopy
Foot and Ankle
Fracture Fixation
Fracture Healing
Gait
Gender Differences
Gene Editing
Gene Therapy
Genetics/Genomics
Growth
Growth Factors
Growth Plate
Hand and Wrist
Health Disparities
Hip
Immunology
Impingement
Implant Fixation
Implant Materials
Implant Wear
Implementation Research
In vitro/Ex vivo Model
Infection
Inflammation
Injury and Repair
Injury Prevention
Intervertebral Disc Biology
Intervertebral Disc Biomechanics
Joint Mechanics
K-12 Education
Kinematics, Kinesiology
Kinetics
Knee
Ligament and Tendon
Ligament and Tendon Biology
Ligament and Tendon Mechanics
Machine Learning
Matrix Proteins and Catabolic Enzymes
Mechanobiology
Medical Education
Meniscus
Meniscus Biology
Meniscus Mechanics
Mentorship
Meta-analysis
Metabolic Bone Disease
Metastatic Tumors
Microbiome
Motion Analysis
MRI
Muscle
Muscular Dystrophy
Musculoskeletal Modeling
Nanotechnology
Nerve
Observational Studies
Obesity
Occupational Health
Omics
Oncology
Online Learning
Organoids
Osteoarthritis
Osteochondral
Osteolysis
Osteoporosis
Outreach
Pain
Patient reported outcomes
Pedagogy
Pediatric
Platelet Rich Plasma
Preclinical Model
Progenitor and Stem Cells
Prognostic Studies
Proteomics
Qualitative Health Research
Randomized Trials
Regenerative Therapy
Registry Studies
Rehabilitation
Repair
Return to Sport
Secondary Data Analyses
Senior Design
Sensors and Wearables
Sex Differences
Shoulder and Elbow
Single Cell RNA-seq
Soft Tissue Tumor
Spatial Transcriptomics
Spine
Spine Biomechanics
Spine Therapeutics
Sports/Sports Medicine
Statistical Methods
Surgical Navigation and Robotics
Survey Research
Synoviocytes and Synovial Membrane
Systematic Review Methods
Teaching and Learning
Time Series
Tissue Engineering
Ultrasound
Undergraduate Education
Wear Particles
Xenografts

Submitting Your Abstracts

ORS provides awards and grants based on high-quality abstracts.

Award and grant opportunities are only available to ORS members. If you’re not currently a member but would like to join the ORS, please complete a membership application prior to abstract submission. Membership applications must be received on or before Monday, August 30 to be eligible for an ORS award or grant. Please contact the ORS office at [email protected] if you have questions regarding membership.

Presenting Authors will automatically be considered for all applicable awards and grants based on information gathered upon submission of his, her or their abstract. Awards and grants include:

For those who may have imposed travel restrictions (government or institutional) that would prevent in-person attendance at ORS 2022, ORS will provide opportunities for you to present your abstracts that will be accepted for presentation.

Those that are not able to travel as noted above will not be required to register for the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting. However, you will be given the opportunity to present your work.

Sharing your work is important! It’s important to you, to the field and to the mission of ORS: Accelerate musculoskeletal discovery to improve health

Abstracts accepted for a Poster Presentation

Poster Presenters will have the opportunity to display a poster in the Poster/Exhibit Hall. ORS is planning to secure a paid service that you can utilize to print and hang your poster.  All posters – whether authors are present in-person or will present virtually and encouraged to embed a QR code that leads to a self-recorded talk (similar to the 2021 annual meeting presentations).  This adds a special value to you as an author and provides details of your presentation throughout the meeting..

Abstracts accepted for Podium Presentation

Podium presenters will have the opportunity to self-record your presentation, uploading your talk and having your talk be a part of the session your abstract was selected to appear.

Abstract presentations, whether podium or poster will not be available via a virtual meeting option. This decision was made based solely on the data collected from our 2021 virtual meeting, the time zone differentials of our participants and the fatigue experienced by all.  However, we hope that by providing the options above we are meeting your needs to share your research.

To submit your abstract:

To start, submit or edit your abstract(s), you will need to login with your ORS username and password.  If you do not have an ORS username, you will have the opportunity to create one.

Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to the ORS 2022 Abstract Submission site.

Abstract Submission Guidelines: 

  • First write your abstract in Microsoft Word using Times New roman, 8-point font, 0.75” margins on all sides, following the ORS Formatting Guidelines.  A template is available to create your abstract.
  • Be sure that all text (including title, authors and institutions, disclosures, images and tables) fit onto one page. 3 images and/or tables are allowed per abstract.
  • Once you have the one-page abstract, you can complete the online submission by copying and pasting the body of the abstract from Notepad into the online submission pages.
  • Complete ALL steps of the online submission.
  • Be sure to upload images supporting your abstract.
  • Next save the file as a PDF.  PDF documents of accepted abstracts will be used on the ORS online abstract search and on the mobile app.
  • Upload the PDF of your complete abstract, including title, authors, author disclosures, images, references and acknowledgements.
  • Once you complete all the steps in the online submission and submit payment, you will receive a green message and check mark on the “Review My Work” screen indicating “Your submission is COMPLETE.”
  • There will be a $35.00 non-refundable fee to submit your abstract for the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting.

Abstract Submission Deadline:  Monday, August 30, 2021

The last day to make edits to your abstract is August 30, 2021.  Please note: You WILL NOT be able to edit the abstract after the August 30, 2021, deadline even if the abstract is accepted.

Acceptance notices will be sent to authors November 10, 2021.

The themes and sessions in the Annual Meeting program are not prescribed by the ORS Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee but directly represent the abstract submissions.  If you would like to see more of a certain topic, please encourage your colleagues in that area to submit to the ORS. The ORS Program Committee strives to have at least one podium session covering each of the nineteen topic categories listed above.

Frequently Asked Questions